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Comic Con Bound? Get Your Super Hero On at These 5 SF Shops

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Comic-Con is around the corner, kicking off on Thursday, July 18. The pinnacle of the fanboy's (or fangirl's) social calender, the four-day event floods San Diego with costume-clad replicas of favorite superheros, villains, and everything in between. Of course, most costumes are months in the making. But if you're still searching for those finishing touches -- or even the head-to-toe, whole enchilada—we've got you covered. So make room in your luggage and be prepared to land the best dressed lists at this year's Comic-Con. Order soon—even faux superheroes can't make the impossible happen when it comes to availability.Esther Hahn


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1. Costumes On Haight

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735 Haight St
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 621-1356
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If you're looking for the complete package, head over to Costumes On Haight. As of this morning, the store has full availability of Star Wars-centric costumes for either sale and rent.

2. A.C.T. Costume Rental

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Stevenson st
San Francisco, CA
(415) 439-2379
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It may be hard to believe but the American Conservatory Theater will actually rent out costumes from its wardrobe vault. Although on the pricier end of the spectrum, these elegant costumes are a step above the rest. Fittings are scheduled on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

3. Fantasy Clothing

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1275 Folsom St
San Francisco, CA
(415) 556-9900
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Specializing in full animal costumes (Victorian rabbit, anyone?), this shop is your best bet for transforming into a furry friend. But word on the street is that the shop can rig up a decent Tron costume for a fair price.

4. Piedmont Boutique

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1452 Haight St
San Francisco, CA 94117
This costume shop is a house of fun. If you're looking for bright colors, feathers, and faux fur, this is your one-stop shop. For the time-pressed procrastinator, rushed tailoring and custom costumes are available.

5. Storenvy

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2111 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94110
For the more low-key outfit, sift through this SF-based eCommerce start-up. From Superhero Shorts to a Sexy R2D2 Dress the site carries the subtle options. And for the Minecraft aficionado, a pixelated sword is the perfect accessory. Order soon to allow time for shipping.

1. Costumes On Haight

735 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117
If you're looking for the complete package, head over to Costumes On Haight. As of this morning, the store has full availability of Star Wars-centric costumes for either sale and rent.
735 Haight St
San Francisco, CA 94117

2. A.C.T. Costume Rental

Stevenson st, San Francisco, CA
It may be hard to believe but the American Conservatory Theater will actually rent out costumes from its wardrobe vault. Although on the pricier end of the spectrum, these elegant costumes are a step above the rest. Fittings are scheduled on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Stevenson st
San Francisco, CA

3. Fantasy Clothing

1275 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA
Specializing in full animal costumes (Victorian rabbit, anyone?), this shop is your best bet for transforming into a furry friend. But word on the street is that the shop can rig up a decent Tron costume for a fair price.
1275 Folsom St
San Francisco, CA

4. Piedmont Boutique

1452 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117
This costume shop is a house of fun. If you're looking for bright colors, feathers, and faux fur, this is your one-stop shop. For the time-pressed procrastinator, rushed tailoring and custom costumes are available.
1452 Haight St
San Francisco, CA 94117

5. Storenvy

2111 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110
For the more low-key outfit, sift through this SF-based eCommerce start-up. From Superhero Shorts to a Sexy R2D2 Dress the site carries the subtle options. And for the Minecraft aficionado, a pixelated sword is the perfect accessory. Order soon to allow time for shipping.
2111 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94110